Las Vegas is the epitome of the American dream at its biggest and brashest. But every now and then it is necessary to take things a step further: with a helicopter tour.
The bright lights, the sounds, the smells of Las Vegas, they’re all part of the experience. Taking to the skies though brings a whole new sensorial experience to your trip. There are many ways to go about it, with helicopter tours that explore Vegas from the sky, to longer trips out to nearby natural wonders. We have sifted through the many helicopter tours in Las Vegas to bring you five of the best, based on many factors, including price, duration, and health and safety.
Las Vegas Strip Helicopter Night Flight
No other city in the world lights up quite like Vegas at night. And there’s no form of transportation quite like a helicopter tour to give you the best experience of those lights. This is by far the best value helicopter flight available in Vegas. The 10-minute experience starts by passing over the classic casinos around Fremont Street, then turns south towards the Las Vegas Strip, passing the Stratosphere Tower, Bellagio and Paris Las Vegas. Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included in the price. Many departure times are available each evening. From $116 per person.
Red Rock Canyon Helicopter Landing Tour
Beautiful Red Rock Canyon is a National Conservation Area on the edge of Las Vegas. It is popular with hikers and rock climbers for its singular beauty, the red rocks sitting in clear contrast with the blues, purples and beiges of the surrounding arid landscape and the clear sky above. On this tour, you’ll spend time passing over Las Vegas, out towards the canyon and Mojave Desert beyond. Your helicopter will touch down for 30 minutes at a great viewpoint where you can sip champagne before heading back up into the sky and Las Vegas, via the Strip. From $199 per person.
Grand Canyon from the South Rim Helicopter Tour
This thrilling 45-minute helicopter trip takes you over and into the mighty Grand Canyon, where you’ll be treated to some truly jaw-dropping views. Fly through the Dragon Corridor, the canyon’s widest point, peering through the panoramic windows of your state-of-the-art transport. This tour also passes a number of other top natural sights along the way, including the Kaibab National Forest, Marble Canyon and the Painted Desert. Flights take off daily, although please note that transport from Las Vegas to the airport isn’t included in the price. From $299 per person.
Grand Canyon Skywalk Express Helicopter Tour
Not for the faint-hearted, this is one of the most popular helicopter tours from Las Vegas. Passing above the Vegas Strip, you’ll be transported by helicopter to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon where you’ll touch down and get VIP access to the Skywalk: a glass bridge extending 70 feet out over the floor of the canyon, more than 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. This 45-minute experience is followed by a return flight to Vegas. Admission to the Skywalk, VIP ground transportation and a souvenir photo are included in the tour price. From $554 per person.
Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with Helicopter, Boat and Skywalk
An excellent full-day tour of the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas is this option, which combines some excellent transportation experiences. You’ll leave Vegas for the West Rim by coach. Once at the edge of the Grand Canyon you’ll be able to get an even more breath-taking glimpse of the mile-deep natural wonder from the seat of a helicopter. Next, walk over the chasm on the Skywalk, where you’ll see the Colorado River carving out a path far below. There will also be chance to sail along the river on a pontoon boat, before your coach returns to Las Vegas. From $419 per person